March 11, 2019 | By: Sara Soukup
In honor of Women in Construction (WIC) week we would like to celebrate the amazing women of All-Tech. The mission of WIC week, created by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), is to enhance the success of women in the construction industry and highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry. Women are not only and essential part of the construction industry, their opportunities within the industry are continuously growing.
When we asked some of the women working directly in the field what it’s like being a woman in the construction industry Safety Director, Brittany Ekena, said “It is fantastic to see more and more women working in construction each year. They bring with them an interesting dynamic that is forcing the industry to change for the better. In addition to the change, women in the industry are constantly breaking barriers to get to their position and force themselves to become strong leaders, excellent mentors for others, and role models for women who think that they don’t have what it takes to shine in a male dominated world”.
Assistant Project Manager, Jessica Helmer, added “Working in construction really has become a source of growth for me both personally and professionally. Through the years I have learned how to problem solve, communicate directly with all different levels of experience, budget jobs, manage jobs, and most importantly set goals. I believe being a woman in construction is a necessary piece of the puzzle, especially in this day in age. All-Tech has encouraged me to show the construction world, one job at a time, that women and do it…. And do it well!”
We are proud to stand behind the women of All-Tech, whether they be working directly in the field or behind the scenes in the office. Keep up the great work ladies!! Pictured above (from left to right): Brittany Ekena performing respirator fit testing, Kelsey Cartwright, 1st year apprentice, puttying nail holes, and Jessica Helmer reviewing prints on a job site.